“Some day when we meet up yonder
we’ll stroll hand in hand again, in a land that knows no parting;
blue eyes crying in the rain” ~Willie Nelson
I can’t believe another year has gone by without my John, but knowing this new year brings me one year closer to reuniting face to face. The markers of time cause me to reflect on how precious life is, and especially precious when you intimately know what can happen in a sudden traumatic event that forever changes your life. But thank God that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, and the Holy Spirit of God our Father and his Christ never changes, and is accessed through the Cross of Christ, and it never loses its Power to help, comfort, cleanse, wash, clear, purify, refine, make white as snow, atone, propitiate, save, redeem, sanctify, consecrate in truth, heal, deliver from the dominion of darkness and transfer into the kingdom of the Beloved Son, resurrect life, and set us free from the oppression and bondage of this world system.
Thank God the Love of Christ never ends; knowing this Love beyond knowledge fills us with all the fullness of God, at work in us greater than we can ask or think, to give glory to God (Ephesians 3:14-21). There is no where we can go away from God’s presence (now here in Christ and Christ in you); You beset me and shut me securely and safely IN YOU; You lay Your right hand upon me…leading me…holding me (Psalm 139:1-12). When we give ourselves completely to Jesus, let the Holy Spirit search us thoroughly, holding nothing back; let him wash us thoroughly and continuously anew in His River of Blood, Water and Spirit, removing sin as far from us as the east is from the west; putting Truth into our innermost spirit man to know Wisdom in our secret spiritual heart; purified silver, refined by fire gold; cleansed and whiter than snow; satisfied in the righteousness of Christ, given a new pure heart and right, persevering, and steadfast spirit of thankfulness, gladness, and joy in the Holy Spirit; casting us not away from God’s Presence and taking not Your Holy Spirit from us, but restoring and regenerating anew, continuously as a River, the joy of Your Salvation, and upholding us with a willing spirit (Psalm 51:2-12); knowing us from before we were knit in our mother’s womb, as we come to intimately know God and his Christ through the Holy Spirit sent to born again believers (John 3:3-15).
Apart from Christ is NOTHING of God; just usurpers, twisted thoughts, words, and deeds that bring death instead of life [there is the power of life and death in the tongue; we are seeing in real time what the 24/7 compromised, fake news media speaking death is doing], thief, robbers, killers, destroyers, imposters, counterfeits, falsehood, disguised darkness as light, deceitful, lies, manipulation, and control by fear, intimidation, threats, doubt planting, trying to lead you astray to fall away by getting you to question the Word of God: the life and Spirit found in Christ Jesus, the Word of God made flesh to bring the Spirit of Life to those in bondage under sin, death and the works of the devil through the Cross of Christ that cancelled the bond along with its legal demands, nailing it to the Cross, disarming the principalities and powers, triumphing over the publicly in Christ (Colossians 2:14-15). Jesus says, “Abide in Me and I in you” (John 15:4). “IF you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask and it will done for you, to give glory to God our Father” ~Jesus in John 15:7
“Whoever really loves Me will will be loved by My Father, and I too will love you and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to you [I will let Myself be clearly seen by you and make Myself real to you]…We will come to you and make Our Home (abode, special dwelling place) with you…The Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], will teach you ALL THINGS. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) EVERYTHING I have told you. Peace I leave with you; My own Peace I give you now and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you [do not conform to this world Romans 12:2]. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid [stop letting yourselves be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and unsettled]…I went away and I am coming back. If you really love Me, you will be glad because I am with the Father [and one with the Father 14:10]; for the Father is greater and mightier than I am. And now I have told you this, so you can BELIEVE and have FAITH in, and RELY on Me. I will not talk with you much more [before the Cross], for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has NO CLAIM on Me. [He has NOTHING IN COMMON with Me [when the world system says to do something for the “common good” you know they are asking you to come under their satanic agenda; unite with the world instead of uniting with Christ in God]; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has NO POWER OVER ME.] But satan is coming and I do as the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know (be CONVINCED) that I love the Father and that I do ONLY what the Father has instructed Me to do [I act in FULL AGREEMENT with His orders.]Rise and let us go away from here” ~Jesus in John 14:21-31 AMP Classic
Come out from the world system (Revelation 18:1-24) of government and religion and unethical, immoral knowledge of good and evil and worldly wisdom that is earthly, unspiritual and devilish (James 3:15). Come to Jesus and yoke and learn and find rest for your soul (Matthew 11:28-29), for Christ is compassionate loving-kindness, humble-hearted, tender, gentle goodness, grace, glory, fiery light, pure Spirit of God, pure River of God, pure Holy Spirit of God, pure Power and Wisdom that is never corrupted or corrupting. This is our GRACE PERIOD; when the King of kings and Lord of lords comes again in FIRE, all that is anti-Christ: against Christ and opposed to Christ and trying to take the place of Christ, will be burned, for our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:12-29; Revelation 18:8-24).
Our Safe, Secure Refuge in times of trouble is to abide in Christ and Christ in you.
“As you therefore receive Christ, even Jesus the Lord, so walk, regulate your lives and conduct IN UNION with and conformity to Him. Have the roots of your being firmly and deeply planted in Him, fixed and founded in Him, being CONTINUALLY built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith…abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving. See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes you a captive by so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit, idle fancies and plain nonsense, following human traditions (men’s ideas of the material world rather than the spiritual world), just crude notions following rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and DISREGARDING the teachings of Christ the Messiah. For in Him the WHOLE FULLNESS of Deity, the Godhead, continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature. And you who are IN HIM, made FULL and having come to FULLNESS OF LIFE [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of ALL rule and authority [of EVERY angelic principality and power]. In Him you are circumcised with a circumcision not made by human hands [performed by Christ by removing the body of the flesh (the whole, corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and lusts). Circumcised when you are buried with Him in baptism in which you are also RAISED WITH HIM to a new life through your faith in the WORKING OF GOD as displayed when he raised Jesus from the dead. And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), God brought to LIFE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST, having freely forgiven us ALL our transgressions” Colossians 2:6-13 AMP C
“For His divine power has bestowed upon us ALL THINGS that are requisite and suited to life and godliness, through the full, personal knowledge of Him Who calls us by and to His own glory and excellence. By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature” 2 Peter 1: 3-4 AMP C